4 Feb
Official mascot of 43-city "Free the Universe" World Tour

Major Lazer is beaming because he’s happier than ever to be back fighting zombies and dropping nasty Dancehall beats globally, see the 43-city World Tour scheduled to start on February 28 in Toronto. Major Lazer’s upcoming full length release Free the Universe showcases Diplo’s premier as the government experiment’s solo executive producer — gone is partner […]


18 Dec
“Friction,” “Angels” & “Tides" live, + a secret holiday cheer

Shot and directed by photographer and film-maker Jamie-James Medina (who also happens to be the founder of XL’s sub-label Hot Charity), this 3-part documentary follows The xx on the three major cycles of their creative process. Time in the recording studio, in rehearsals and then finally performing live is documented, ending in the last episode […]


3 Jul
Ambient & bass cuts from Chicago's producer duo

Chicago’s Supreme Cuts is producers Michael Perry and Austin Keultjes, who are preparing to release their debut full-length Whispers in the Dark July 10th via Dovecote records. Supreme Cuts puts forth a sound exploring an area where beats and the streets collide: hip hop undertones, and sometimes vocals, lead tracks punctuated with thick, ambient, industrial percussion (see: […]


14 Jun
Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmangilj drops another pop gem

Keyboardist Rostam Batmangilj of Vampire Weekend (and brilliant producer. See bands: The Very Best, Discovery, Boys Like Us, as well as his self-produced solo project, Rostam) has taken Carly Rae Jepsen’s ever so catchy “Call Me Maybe” and matched it up with singer, songwriter, philanthropist & Eurythmics icon Annie Lennox’s “Walking on Broken Glass”. The […]


30 May
Win a chance to see the NYC screening & meet James Murphy

The moment we’ve all been waiting for: Shut Up & Play the Hits is in theaters… but only on July 18th!? C’mon, man! I guess we’ll take what we can get. In case you need a refresher, Shut Up & Play the Hits (previewed by us HERE) documents the final days of LCD Soundsystem’s career […]


16 Nov
One distinct hour hand resembling 8 cities across the world

New from Mr. Jones is the All Around the World wristwatch, which allows you to check out the time of eight different cities (or time zones) on a single hand. The clever All Around The World timepiece features a distinct hour hand made up of landmarks from eight different cities — and time zones — […]


20 Oct
A retrospective look at the 70+ years of DC's biggest villain

Arguably the most hated (and yet beloved) villain in comic book history, the Joker has had his fair share of highs and lows over the 70+ years he’s been featured in print, television and film. In showcasing his storied history, writer Daniel Wallace’s The Joker: A Visual History of the Clown Prince of Crime looks […]


5 Oct
A collection of indelible skull themes in fashion, art & culture

From Alexander McQueen to Powell Peralta to mastermind Japan to Damien Hirst’s infinitely over-discussed For the Love Of God sculpture, skulls have dominated the cultural landscape unlike any other singular motif. Of course this is nothing new — mankind’s obsession with the macabre certainly predates the proto-heavy metal tropes of the 70s. English freelance editor, […]